A former governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim, on Sunday promised not to abandon families of his four police orderlies killed by assassinss who atttacked his convoy on January 2, 2023.
Ohakim, in a statement he personally signed, said he would do everything possible to support the families of the cops.
The assassins killed the cops while Ohakim, his son and daughter survived during an attack in Orieagu, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
They were returning to Owerri, the state capital from the former governor’s hometown, Okohia when they were attacked.
Ohakim asked the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali to arrest those who attacked his convoy.
He also demanded immediate solution to rising insecurity in the country.
The erstwhile governor described the attack as a clear case of attempted assassination on him and two of his children who were with him as at the time of the attack.
The ex governor said that he had remained in shock since the attack.
His statement reads in part; ”As I write this message, my heart bleeds but of course no length or volume of literature can sufficiently express the pain and hurt that is going on right deep inside me.
“These were young men at the prime of their youth and career and for whom the future held quite a lot. The circumstances of their death is yet another very sad commentary on our collective existence as a people but as a person and as a family, it is a personal loss.
“I am encouraged however by the fact that security agents in Imo state in particular have posted a few impressive performances in the recent past and I believe that together with the proven determination of the state governor in dealing with the matter of insecurity, it is only a matter of time for those behind that dastardly act to be fished out.
” On our part, my family will do everything humanly possible to ensure that though their losses are irreparable, those left behind by the gallant late officers do not suffer untold hardship. May the good Lord grant their souls eternal rest.”